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Pompeu Fabra University

- Europe

Overview

1.Mission and goals

UPF is a young, public and modern university founded in 1990 and called to become one of the leading European universities.

Awarded with a CEI label (International Excellence Campus) by the Spanish Ministry of Education, UPF's indicators have made it a benchmark for the Spanish and European university systems. In recent years, the University has begun to figure prominently in some prestigious international rankings.

Global indicators:

  • International Excellence Campus (Spanish Ministry of Education, 2010)
  • Highest rate of performance in the Spanish system: 90% (2012-13 academic year)
  • One of the twenty European universities with the most projects funded by the European Research Council (ERC, 2013)
  • First Spanish university in research productivity (Ranking 2012 in research production and productivity in the Spanish university public system (published in 2013)
  • High satisfaction rate (90%) and job placements (83%) among graduates (AQU Catalunya, 2014)

 3.The UPF model

UPF is committed to offering a high-quality teaching model and outstanding research with international projection, the three axis of the UPF model.

Outstanding research

These results are possible due to the high competitiveness of UPF lecturers and researchers. In that sense, the University model is primarily based on a policy of being an institution that is open to the world, incorporating prominent national and international researchers.

This commitment is reflected in excellent indicators in research, such as the volume of funds coming from the EU - 7th Framework Programme (FP7) or indicators of scientific production. Additionally, the strategy begins to result in the form of patents and spin-offs of international impact.

Main indicators:

QUALITY AND INTERNATIONAL IMPACT

  • 1st Spanish university in the impact of its scientific publications (Scimago, 2013)
  • 1st Spanish university in percentage of papers produced in collaboration with foreign institutions (Scimago, 2013)
  • 2nd Spanish university in percentage of articles published in the most influential scholarly journals of the world, those ranked in the first quartile (Q1) (Scimago, 2013)

COMPETITIVENESS

  • 1st Spanish university in projects within the Spanish National R&D Plan (per 100 lecturers) (Granada & IUNE, 2012).According to IUNE: 13.9 projects for 100 lecturers.
  • 1st Spanish university in projects within the EU Framework Programme (per 100 lecturers) (IUNE, 2012). According to IUNE: 7.46 projects for 100 lecturers.
  • 1st Spanish university in Starting, Advanced & Consolidator Grants funded by the European Research Council (ERC, 2013). The UPF Group concentrates 18% of the whole grants awarded in Spain (accumulative data from 2007 to 2012).
  • 2rd Spanish university in capacity to attract European funding in absolute terms (2007-2013) (CDTI Report, 2013)

TRAINING CAPACITY

  • 1st Spanish university in FPU scholarships (per 100 lecturers) (Granada & IUNE, 2012)
  • 1st Spanish university in doctoral dissertations (per 100 professors) (Granada & IUNE, 2012)
  • 64% of doctoral dissertations were written and defended in English (2013)
  • Eight out of nine PhD programmes have been awarded the Mention of Excellence by the Spanish ministry (2012)

RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF TALENT

  • 38 ICREA, 28 ICREA Academia, 18 Marie Curie, 18 Juan de la Cierva, 14 Ramón y Cajal, 13 CIBER, 8 Beatriu de Pinós(2014) 
  • 43 ERC grants (UPF & UPF Group) (Starting, Advanced and Consolidator grants) (ERC, 2013). This represents 18% of the ERC grants obtained in Spain (accumulative data 2007-2012) with less than 1% of lecturers

International vocation

UPF international profile is the result of a strategy focused on establishing a policy of alliances with a network of preferred partners and the recruitment of lecturers with an international background. Besides, it also promotes international mobility (incoming and outgoing), includes the use of English in several courses and it is committed to consolidate a multilingual campus with three languages -Catalan, Spanish and English- used in all spheres of university life.

Main indicators:

COMMUNITY
 

  • 36% of official master's students and 52% of doctoral students are international (2012-2013 academic year)
  • 31% of UPF graduates have studied abroad (2012-2013 academic year)
  • 22% of UPF faculty is international (2014)
  • 1st Spanish university in international outlook (THE, 2013)
  • 1st Spanish university in the proportion of international faculty (QS, 2014)

PROJECTS

  • Agreements with 27 of the Top 50 universities in the world (Times Higher Education ranking, 2013)
  • Summer School Programme with UCLA (from summer 2012)
  • Strategic alliances: A4U, Europaeum and CASB (Ivy League)

Faculties

Undergraduate:

Communication

Economic and Business

Engineering

Humanities

Law

Life and health sciences

Political and social sciences

Simultaneous studies

Translation and language sciences

Graduate:

Communication 

Economic and Business Science 

Health and Life Sciences 

Humanities and History 

Information and Communication Technologies 

Interdisciplinary programmes 

Law 

Political and Social Sciences 

Translation and Language Sciences 


English Requirements

IELTS band scores varies from 4.0 to 8.0


Scholarships

Scholarships are available based on merit. 


Tution Fee

Undergraduate studies
Price (2)
Advertising and Public Relations  €2.286,63
Applied Languages  €2.286,63
Audiovisual Communication €2.286,63
Audiovisual Systems Engineering  €2.512,23
Biomedical Engineering €2.512,23
Business Management and Administration €1.656,63
Business Sciences €1.656,63
Computer Sciences €2.512,23
Criminology and Public Prevention Policies  €1.656,63
Economics €1.656,63
Philosophy, Politics and Economics €1.656,63
Human Biology €2.512,23
Humanities €1.656,63
International Business Economics €1.656,63
Journalism €2.286,63
Labour Relations €1.656,63
Law €1.656,63
Medicine €2.512,23
Political and Administration Sciences €1.656,63
Telematics Engineering €2.512,23
Translation and Interpretation €2.286,63
 
 

MASTER'S PROGRAMMES

EU students
Non EU students
Cost per credit
Total Registration Amount**
Cost per credit
Total Registration Amount** 
BIOMEDICINE
Bioinformatics for Health Sciences

54 €

3,379.80 € 
(corresponding to the 60 credits of 1 academic year)

65,87 €

4,092 € 
(corresponding to the 60 credits of 1 academic year)
The Pharmaceutical Industry and Biotechnology

54 €

3,379.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 

Biomedical Research 

54 €

3,379.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 
Clinical Laboratory

54 €

3,379.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 
Public Health

49 €

3,079.80 €
(correspondig to the 60 credits of 1 academic year)

65,87 €

4,092 € 
(corresponding to the 60 credits of 1 academic year)
TRANSLATION AND LANGUAGE SCIENCES
Discourse Studies: Communication, Society and Learning 49 €  3,079.80 €   65,87 €  4,092 € 
Translation Studies

54 €

3,379.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

49 €

3,079.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 
COMMUNICATION
Social Communication

49 €

3,079.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 
Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies

49 €

3,079.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 
Strategic Relacions and Public Relations 49 € 4.549,80 €
(90 ECTS credits)
65,87 € 6.068,10 €
(90 ECTS credits)
LAW
Legal Sciences

54 €

3,379.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 

Criminology and Sentencing

54 €

3,379.80 € 
65,87 €
4,092 € 
HISTORY
World History

49 €

2.899,31  €

65,87 €

4,063.91 €

HUMANITIES
Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Tought

49 €

3,079.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 
Chinese Studies

49 €

2,344.80 € 
(corresponding to the 45 credits of 1 academic year)

65,87 €

3.103,65 € 
(corresponding to the 45 credits of 1 academic year)
ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS SCIENCIES  
Research in Economics, Finance and Business

49 €

3.079,80 €

  65,87 € 
4,092 € 
EDUCATION  
Teaching of Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Professional Training and the Teaching of Languages

 

 

 
 
POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

Research in Political Sciences 

49 €

3,079.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 

Current Democracies: Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism 

49 €

3,079.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 

Sociology and Demography

49 €

3,079.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 
Immigration Management

49 €

3,079.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 

Political Philosophy

49 €

3,079.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES 
Intelligent Interactive Systems

49 €

3,079.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 
Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media

49 €

3,079.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 
Brain and Cognition 49 € 3,079.80 €  65,87 € 4,092 €
Sound and Music Technologies

49 €

3,079.80 € 

65,87 €

4,092 € 

* Students who are European Union citizens or permanent residents in Spain.